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To boldly lead collaborative innovation that improves health.


To provide innovative education, conduct pioneering research, deliver cutting-edge clinical practice, cultivate inclusivity, and lead change to improve health in our communities and beyond.


As a college community we strive to establish an inclusive, healthy, and engaging environment that embraces our core missions of education, research, practice, and community collaboration by:

  • Encouraging diversity of thought (through collaboration, openness, collegiality, participation, inclusivity, and inspiration).
  • Nurturing innovation and excellence in all we do (through recognizing new ways of being and doing, promoting measured risk-taking, persevering with rigor, and rewarding thoughtful, forward-thinking change).
  • Creating a culture of trust and accountability (through respect, empathy, compassion, integrity, accountability, and safety).
  • Committing to serve and support others (through inclusivity, cultural humility, an unselfish mindset, collegiality, collaboration, wellbeing, and commitment to being service-oriented).
  • Championing equity and equality (through promoting diversity and embracing cultural differences).
  • Prioritizing and promoting social and individual wellness (health of community, mental health, physical health, professional health, safety, social wellness, and personal community).
  • Stewarding our resources (through intentional prioritization of our time, funds, and spaces to maximize returns for strategic goals and minimize investment in non-critical work).


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We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.